What is one of the best ways to prepare for your edit session?
List two ways to change the name of a clip in the Clip pane.
Why bother naming your clips?
What is a cutaway, and when do you use one?
What is production sound, and should you use it?
Should you use all of your footage?
How do you adjust the overall audio level of your music track?
How do you create and output a high-quality digital archive of your video back to your camcorder?
Familiarize yourself with your footage. Sure, you shot it, but you've got your editor's hat on now. Look at it with a more critical eye. You may find some gems you didn't even know you had.
Click the clip name and type the new name right on the clip, or double-click the clip to open the Clip Info window and change the name there.
A little organization goes a long way with editing. You'll be a much happier editor if you can put your hands on the shots you want. If you let iMovie name your clips, things can get confusing fast.
A cutaway is a detail shot, related to the main action but not necessarily placed in time. Generally, you build your story with the main footage and use cutaways to ease and aid the story along.
Production sound is the real, synced audio captured onsite when you shot your video. Generally, it's good for ambience, but it's not that useful as the driving force of the video.
No. You're an editor now. It's time to make the tough decisions. You may choose to include everything you shot on your first pass through the material, but you'll quickly become discerning and remove unnecessary angles as well as material that runs long.
Use the clip volume button at the bottom of the workspace to adjust the audio level of your music track.
Make sure your camera is connected to your Mac via FireWire, turned on, and in VCR mode. Then choose Share > Video Camera. Click Share.